Category Archives: Mason CIty

Our Savior’s Lutheran

Our Savior’s Lutheran
The first and most important little job I had to do this morning, was to get to the office early enough so I could run thru seven hymns and Service music, so to be ready for the 9:00 am Sunday gathering at Our Savior's Lutheran Church here in Mason City.A little over a week ago, the secretary of their congregation set me an email asking if I wo … continue reading

Cluster of Counties

Cluster of Counties
One of my top priorities this morning was to mix up weed killer and get some spraying done.  I normally do everything I can to keep from using any kind of herbicides, but there come those times when the battle against them gets too great.  I'm of the belief that the late Spring and continued rains and hot weather this year have caused them to gro … continue reading

Pot with a Spout

Pot with a Spout
Thank goodness it wasn't such a hot and humid day today.  I'm remembering how horrible the it was on the 4th before the wind changed directions and the short rain arrived.  There's certainly one nasty by-product of all the rain we've been getting, and that's the increased number of biting flies and mosquitos.  I've had more mosquito bites alread … continue reading

Two Acorns

Two Acorns
Oh Mercy!  It was quite the hot one today until the rain arrived.  Thank goodness the wind changed directions and it started blowing from the north.  My car's thermometer read 98 degrees not long before it started raining.  Theres hot days and warm nights have been perfect growing conditions for the field corn.  If the "knee-high by the 4th" r … continue reading

With the Bad

With the Bad
Most believe a Realtor's life comprises the listing of a home, going back to the office and waiting for the phone to ring, showing it maybe once or twice and then selling it, going back to the office and remain seated while waiting for the closing day to arrive so the commission check can be picked up and deposited.  One of my sharp-tongued long-t … continue reading

Stories to Tell

Stories to Tell
I'm sure everyone was pleased to see the sun today instead of the overcast skies we seem to have been cursed with this summer.  I can say for sure the weeds are sure liking all this rain and humidity.  I don't think I've ever seen so many healthy weeds around our City.  For most, it's been a battle just to keep their yards mowed.  My prediction … continue reading

A Full Understanding

A Full Understanding
My first little job of the day was to play the organ and piano at St. Paul Lutheran Church here in Mason City.  Since I'd been so busy with work these past weeks, I had nearly no time to practice the hymns they supplied me earlier this month.  Thank goodness I had time to run thru them before today's Service started.  I was surprised the music s … continue reading

Wishing you All

Wishing you All
The day didn't start out the best after discovering another planned obsolescence item deciding to go kaput not long after its warranty expired.  When I went to buy a new one, the gentleman at the counter asked if I wanted to buy an extended warranty, I couldn't help but say, "No", because whenever reading the tiny print of extended warranties, the … continue reading

A Real Eye-Catcher

A Real Eye-Catcher
Thank goodness the light rain we received was not enough to create anymore havoc in North Iowa.  Every day I've been hearing all the more unfortunate end results of those storms.  I was told just today, there were over 50 water heaters sold at one plumbing supplier, and likely Menards is sold out until their next shipment comes in.  Those new- f … continue reading

Backpack Sundays

Backpack Sundays
I'm pretty happy this hellacious weekend is finally coming to an end.  That rainstorm we had yesterday and the one two days before that, was enough to make just about anyone want to got out and spit three times.  I noticed today more big branches down as well as several trees our City planted snapped off.  The force of that wind and rain must've … continue reading